Submit Copyright Claim on the YouTube Site

Edited by Djinu, VisiHow, Eng

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Steps

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    I've opened up a video that is mine on one of the tabs.
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    I've also found a copied video which is not mine but somebody else has stole it from my account on another tab.
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    What I'm going to do now, is on the offending tab click "More."
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    Then choose "Report."
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    I can then choose "Infringes my rights."
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    Then I'll select "Infringes my copyright."
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    Then I'll click on "Submit."
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    I'll read the text regarding a copyright takedown notice. Then I'll choose "SUBMIT A COPYRIGHT COMPLAINT." I'll note that it's important not to make fake claims. "Misuse of this process may result in the suspension of your account or other legal consequences."
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    Then, I'll explain that it was "Copyright infringement (Someone copied my creation)."
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    Then I'll explain that I am the person affected.
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    Then I'm going to fill out this web form. It's going to ask for the URL of the video to be removed.
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    Go back to the URL and press "command" + "C" to copy the URL.
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    Then, press "command" + "V" to paste the URL.
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    Then I will describe the work, I will explain that "My YouTube video was reuploaded by another user," which was the case here.
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    It will ask for the URL of the original video. I'll provide that as well.
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    And it's the entire video.
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    It will then ask "Copyright Owner Name," "Your Full Legal Name," and then the "Authority to make this complaint." I will put my name in all the three sections. If I worked for a company, I could put my title within the company. I'll fill in a phone number, as well as the street address.
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    Then, check the following boxes: "I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. The notification is accurate. UNDER PENALTY OR PERJURY, I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. I acknowledge that under Section 512 (f) of the DMCA any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability or damages. I understand that abuse of this tool will result in termination of my YouTube account."
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    Then I will type my full name in this box as my digital signature.
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    Lastly, I'll click on the blue "Submit Complaint" button.
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    It will say "Thank you for your submission". Somebody at YouTube or a robot may review this information and hopefully take down the offending video.
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